Deceased Information


    Judith (Gavron) Cohen


  • AGE



    Monday, February 13, 2023 (After Sunset)


    Thursday, February 16, 2023


    2:30 PM




    Meeting ID: 886 2284 1589

    Passcode: 613614


    Shiva will be observed immediately following the burial (2/16) with a service at 7:00 PM and on Friday (2/17) from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    220 Grosvenor Place, Sandy Springs, GA 30328


    Judith (Judy) Gavron Cohen, of Sandy Springs, GA, died peacefully on February 15, 2023. Judy was born to Herbert and Janie Gavron on June 23, 1939, and attended Clark Howell Elementary School, North Fulton High School, and the AA Synagogue Sunday School, where she earned perfect attendance annually.  Her sister, Suellen, four years younger, followed her everywhere and engaged Judy in traditional sibling rivalry, loving her despite.  Suellen and Judy remained exceptionally close throughout their lives, even living around the corner from each other during most of their children’s youth and playing “maj” together for decades. 

    In childhood, Judy remained active in her Brownie troop and, into her teens, took dance at Jack Eppley Dance studio downtown. She even took lessons as an adult, performing when possible. During her teen years, Judy worked on the high school yearbook and dated Emory and Georgia Tech fraternity boys, serving as GT’s TEP sweetheart.  Her high school senior superlative stated she was “a stylish figure on campus.” Throughout her life, she maintained fashionista status, especially at the city’s popular discounter, Lohmann’s.

    Judy married Jay Senoff in 1959 and had four children within two years. Terri was her firstborn in 1963, and less than two years later, Robyn, Michael, and Joel, the first set of Jewish triplets in Atlanta. The family was a celebrity, garnering an impressive Atlanta Journal article.

    Judy was incredibly creative. She had an eye for decor, a flair for flowers, and the ability to cook, especially when entertaining friends and family. She could cook and entertain and passed down her “cooking gene” to her grandson, Jonah, a professional chef. Judy put great energy into feeding the people she loved.  As an artist, she possessed a natural gift for make-up application. Her granddaughters relished the drawers of eyeshadow, lipstick, and eyeliner, though they treasured the time she spent with them more.  Even at her life’s end, her caregivers maintained her beauty. 

    As Judy’s children became more independent, she worked as a real estate agent for Harry Norman, where she was recognized as a stand-out salesperson.  She had an eye for decor and could help clients reimagine spaces, excelling in the industry.  Coupled with work, Judy volunteered in the Jewish and Sandy Springs communities, participating in the Atlanta Jewish Committee’s reading program at Lake Forrest Elementary and serving as an active volunteer at the Link Counseling Center.

    Judy married Leon Cohen, of blessed memory, 34 years ago, establishing a home in Sandy Springs. Leon’s children: Brad, Debbie, and Michael, as well as their spouses and children, became a part of their married life, and each grandchild added joy to their extended family.

    More than any other engagement, Judy adored the time spent with her four adult children, especially when they brought their own babies into the world.  She loved her seven Senoff grandchildren, one grand-dog, and Leon’s brood. She used to say that being a grandparent was the best job in the world because she could return the kids when tired. She relished every moment, taking those who wanted - shopping for clothes, running to schools to carpool or take home sick kids, babysitting when needed, and imparting in all of them, a love like no other - she had such nachas, experiencing the fruits of her labor.

    Judy valued progressive education and Jewish continuity, enrolling all of her children at Galloway and Solomon Schechter in their infancy. She registered them for art classes, dance, and soccer programs, marinating them in beautiful craft while also promoting social skills. She encouraged attendance at Jewish camps, AJCC programming, Jewish education, and BBYO, growing children and grandchildren who’re also engaged. 

    Her spirited legacy lives on in her sister, Suellen (Richard) Katz, their sons, Andrew (Ana) and Steven, Judy’s children and their spouses, Terri (Eric) Jacobson, Robyn (Ken) Pomerantz, and Joel (Sysser) Senoff of Atlanta, GA, and Michael (Shelley) Senoff of San Diego, CA;  Her grandchildren, Jonah, and Hilit Jacobson, Max, Ella and Oscar Senoff, and Joseph and Alan Senoff; nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family. Please direct donations in Judy’s memory to The Link Counseling Center. 

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  • Jan lewin

    How do you reduce a lifetime relationship down to several sentences? I have so many memories of Judy, and all with that wide smile and loving hugs. I will miss her beauty, comedy and love light in my life forever. My condolences to all who knew and loved her.

  • Lilly Correa

    I remember Judy as a kind and sweet neighbor. Her relationship with her sister, Suellen, was very special and reminded me of my sister and our close bond.

  • Barbara Gold

    Sending my deepest sympathy to all the family. Judy was a very dear cousin and I have many fond memories of us getting together growing up. May she Rest in Peace.

  • Barbara and Dick Planer

    Dear Suellen, each of Judy's children and family, Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your sister and Mother. thinking of you and wishing you strength at this difficult and sad time. Barbara & Dick

  • Bo & Brian Lefkoff

    Terri, Robyn and Family - we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Sending you all much love and comforting hugs as you continue to navigate this season of grief and loss for your family. May her memory be a blessing.

  • Robert & Sheila Landau

    To Suellen and the rest of the family, we share in your loss. May Judy’s memory always be a blessing.

  • Bev Aaron

    Dear Sueellen and family, I have fond memories of your beloved sister, Judy, from our years together at Harry Norman Realtors. May your loving memories bring you comfort.

  • Carl Golden

    To the Cohen family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Judy as a beautiful child. Judy’s mother and my mother were very friendly when we were children growing up. I had not seen her in many years. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Nancy Weisman

    Dear Terri, Robyn, Michael and Joel, I remember your mom fondly. I can hear her voice. She will be missed. I can't believe where the time has gone. Aren't we still car pooling!?

  • Sandy and Dave Abrams have

    Dear Terri, Robyn,Michael, Joel and families our heartfelt love and condolence. We have so so many wonderful memories of our years with your Mom. May her life be a blessing forever. Sandy and Dave

  • Gail Heyman

    Terri and Eric and Family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Janice & Chaim Hellmann

    Dear Terri, Eric, and extended family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Hopefully, your loving memories will sustain you through these difficult days. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet.

  • Vicki Grosswald

    Robyn, SueEllen and family, I will always remember Judy as the pretty, cute gal she was! Wishing you all the blessing of fond memories! Thinking of you all with warm thoughts. Vicki and Rael